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Senior Counsel

Jay C. Kakaty

Grand Rapids

Luci Kunde


Jay Kakaty is senior counsel practicing in the areas of estate planning, business planning, and entertainment law.  A veteran attorney, Jay has helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses successfully resolve their legal problems and execute their specific goals.  Jay also has extensive experience practicing entertainment law. In 2013, Crain’s Detroit Business recognized him as one of the “who’s who” in Michigan’s music industry.  Moreover, Jay has helped negotiate and advice clients with recording deals and publishing deals, with major labels and publishers.  Jay practices out of the firm’s Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Holland, and Muskegon offices.

Jay is married to Niccole Kakaty and has two children, Broox Kakaty and Bella Kakaty.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending MSU sporting events, he also manages the musical group Pop Evil.

Previous Experience

Partner, Shea Aiello Law Firm, PLLC

Associate, Einheuser & Associates, P.C


  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate and Business Law Section


  • Michigan State University (B.S., 2001)
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2004)


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern Districts of Michigan

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